Hydraulic Ram Studies.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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Hydraulic ram concerns catastrophic failure of liquid filled tanks impacted by high speed projectiles. It is divided into four phases entryshock, pressure field, cavity, and free surface. The entry wall phase was investigated in detail. A formula to predict energy losses of a bullet penetrating an aluminum plate is presented, and experimental data were obtained and compared. A fiber optic transducer wad designed to measure generated pressures in the shock and cavity phases. Author